Saints quarterback Drew Brees had successful surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
The surgery was done by Dr. Steven Shin. Saints head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday Brees will not be placed on injured reserve. A timeable for his return could be about six weeks.
Brees sent an update on his twitter account.
Step 1 Complete…successful surgery. This is my attempt at giving everybody a 👍 https://t.co/GVlY1Jh7Wc
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 18, 2019